India is a home to thriving wildlife. Here, one can find a variety of wild animals, birds, amphibians and other species easily. This incredible wealth of wildlife makes India a favoured destination among masses. Also, this forms a prominent reason why wildlife enthusiasts visit the country. Tourists come here to observe the rich flora and fauna of the country and feel awed with their presence.
To cater to such tourists, Incredible India has created special regions dedicated to nurture and protect the wild species. There are numerous National parks, wildlife sanctuaries and bio-reserves that protect the diversity of wildlife based on its unique fauna and flora. At present, there are 89 national parks, 13 Bio reserves and 400+ wildlife sanctuaries across India that offer the most adventurous and awe-inspiring experience to the wildlife lovers.
The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are the protected habitats for the wild, declared by the government of India as per the regulations from The World Conservation Union. The main aim of creating these separate natural ecosystems is to preserve the wildlife through conservation. Though the inherent essence is the same, still there are differences and similarities between a national park and a wildlife sanctuary, which we will follow below.
A wildlife sanctuary is a declared protected area, away from human interference. Tucked between dense jungles, this sanctuary doesn’t permit human activity. In fact, the premise of this wildlife reserve park doesn’t permit hunting of animals, thereby contributing to their conservation. Similarly, the trees within the location also come under the same protection act. But, tourists can surely come within the sanctuary premises for research, educational, inspirational, and recreational purposes.
The national park is also a protected area, having a defined boundary. The area under the national park is also a protected area which ensures safeguarding of the wildlife through certain rules. A visitor in order to visit the park needs permission in the form of ticket. Also, the visitors can only view the wildlife within the Jeep or other vehicle through defined trails and are not allowed to step down for any reason. Photography is permitted here but research and educational work can only be done with a prior permission. Not floral wealth can be sourced from here as it comes under governmental scrutiny. All these regulations make sure that the natural habitats of the wild fauna and flora are conserved with a minimum human interference.
The result of which is budding forests and blooming fauna like tigers, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, leopards, birds, etc. Your visit to the India jungles also contributes to the conservation of precious wild species by generating awareness about the beauty and the wonder of rich India jungle tours and wildlife.